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Title:
Nautilus Shell

Reference Number:
S-019

Uncompressed digital file size:
14 MB

Credit:
D.Roberts
Caption:
This well known species has a large coiled shell, with an indented (involute) spire and large gapping aperture. The shell is off-white, with a distinctive tan flame like radial bands. There is a black calloused area facing the aperture on the compressed part of the coiled shell. Unlike other species there is no umbilicus. The internal chambers which are used ingeniously as a buoyancy aid. Found in the western pacific.
 

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